If you’ve started picturing how you want your wedding to look, you’ve probably spent some time thinking about colours, styles and trends. You might have honed in on a few details too. While this is a great starting point, there’s another key element that’s often overlooked. When I design a wedding styling plan, incorporating texture is an absolute must. Not only does it add warmth and visual interest, texture has the power to elevate even the most minimal aesthetic. So, where do you start?

How to Add Texture to Your Wedding    

Long tables at wedding decoarted with linen runners and foliage

Lean on Layering & Mix Things Up

A layered look created using a variety of textures is immediately more exciting to the eye. Mixing natural materials like flowers, foliage, wood and linen with manmade textures such as paper, glass and metal is an approach I use over and over again in my work.      

Yurt wedding styling by Knots & Kisses

Play with Fabric

When it comes to using fabric at your wedding, table linen and napkins aren’t the only options. You can soften and zone a space by displaying fabric hangings on the walls or add cosiness with rugs, cushions and draping. Using fabric like this can be useful in a large venue as it will make the space feel more intimate and less echoey. Amp up the texture even more by incorporating crochet, weaving or macrame.

rattan peacock chairs and pampas grass backdrop

Put a New Spin on Old Trends

While I’m not a fan of the dreaded chair sashes or covers, seating is a great place to add texture and warmth. Cushions or sheepskins on chairs are perfect for a winter wedding and I love using rattan peacock chairs. Take a look at Faye and Neil’s boho Cornish wedding  for more inspiration.

pampas grass arrangements wedding styling
Buttercream tiered wedding cake surrounded by tropicalevergreen plants

Let Nature Inspire You

Texture can also come from plants or dried flowers. Gorgeous, fluffy pampas grass adds masses of warmth and texture, especially alongside fabrics like linen. You can learn more about using dried flowers and pampas grass at your wedding here. If the dried flower look isn’t your thing, you can always use plants at your wedding in the same way you would use them to decorate your home. Succulents and cacti are a popular choice, but I love lush, tropical evergreen varieties like palms and monstera too.

A Few Textures I Use & Love

This is by no means an exhaustive list, but here are some materials I love using to add style, texture and warmth…

  • Wood
  • Fabrics like linen, velvet and silk
  • Rattan
  • Macrame
  • Metals like copper and brass
  • Crystal glassware
  • Dried flowers & foliage
  • Earthenware pottery
  • Sheepskin throws
  • Vintage rugs

I’m passionate about helping couples transform a space using colour, fabric, texture and more. Discover my wedding design and styling services here or get in touch to discuss your celebration.  

Photo credits:

{Boho Winter Shoot} Photographer, Clare Kinchin Photography // Florist, Thorn Flowers // Yurt, Hooes Yurts

{Cari & Adam’s Barn Wedding} Photographer, Babs Boardwell Photography // Cake, Karen’s Creative Cupcakes // Florist, Brompton Buds

{Caera & Richard’s Boho Vineyard Wedding} Photographer, Photography By Beth Wilson // Florist, Emma Hewlett Floral Design